Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 3

Jazz jam

CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents “The Roger Humphries & RH Factor Jazz Jam Session” at 8 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. There will be live jazz and fun every Thursday night. Must be 30-years or older and there is a dress code that will be enforced. No tennis shoes, sweats, or athletic gear. For more information, call 412-642-2377.

Friday 4

Salsa Fridays

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Salsa Fridays from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. This is part of the Late Night Cabaret series. DJ Jeff Shirley, DJ Carlton, DJ Paul Mitchell and other special guests will spin the hottest Latin Dance music. This is a 21 and over event. For more information, call Randy Kirk at 412-325-6766 or email

Saturday 5

Last showing

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents “Hip-Hop History: Highlights of the Paradise Collection” at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is an exhibition depicting the life of Paradise Gray and includes original photos and artwork of Gray, the photographer, performer, activist, collector, promoter and more. For more information, call 412-258-2700 or visit

Jazz at Andy’s

Fairmont Pittsburgh presents Jazz at Andy’s from 7-11 p.m. at 510 Market St., Downtown. Every Wednesday through Saturday, guests will be treated to live jazz performances by some of the city’s finest musicians. The featured artist will be Lilly Abreu. There is no cover charge. For more information, call 412-773-8884 or visit www.andys­wine­

Sunday 6

CeCe Winans

Savoy Restaurant presents Grammy Award winner CeCe Winans in Concert at 6 p.m. at the Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is part of the Savoy Restaurant Pittsburgh Praise & Worship Concert Series. Winans is one of the most well-known Gospel artists of this time. She will be accompanied by Gospel artist J. Moss of the writing and production team PAJAM. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

Sunday night jazz

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents The Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 6-9 p.m. at The Grand View Buffet Restaurant at The Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Dr., North Shore. The featured entertainment will be Salsamba Latin Jazz and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit www.pittsburgh­

Monday 7


AVA Lounge presents Live Jazz with The Interval Trio & Friends at 8:30 p.m. at 126 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Every Monday DJ J. Malls will be spinning jazz vinyls, followed by an open jam session. Also from 5:30-8:30 p.m. there will be a pre-Interval happy hour featuring the sounds of DJ Stephan. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit

Tuesday 8

Congo Square

The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre presents “Congo Square: The Musical” at 9:30 p.m. at the Jackman Building, 542 Penn Ave., Cultural District. This is a play by Frank Gagliano and depicts the life of a young Black man, Willey Beau, who falls in love with a young White woman, Delphine, in New Orleans. It includes fantasies involving corruption, madness, history, heroism and music. For more information, call 412-394-3353 or visit www.pghplay­

Saturday 26

Anniversary celebration

The Afro-American Music Institute presents their 28th Anniversary celebration at 6 p.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Suite 411, Downtown. The evening will feature dinner, dancing and entertainment by the AAMI faculty, staff and advanced students. There will also be a performance from Sean Jones. Tickets are $80 per person or $150 per couple and proceeds benefit youth scholarships and programs at the AAMI. For more information, call 412-241-6775.

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